Oswald West State Park, Cannon Beach

Featuring walking trails, sandy beaches, pristine coves, creeks, and capes, Oswald West State Park offers numerous recreational opportunities, such as kayaking, bird-watching, and picnicking. Blanketed by rainforest and low-growing ferns, the park stretches along the coastline and is equally popular with surfers, hikers, and beachgoers. The park boasts a marine reserve as well, so fishing is not allowed. Plan a Cannon Beach trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • We loved the cliff lined beach (short sands) and the hike through an old growth forest to get to the beach was beautiful as well! We debated Oswald West or Ecola and I am so glad we ended up making ti...  more »
  • There is a very small hike down to the beach, but well worth it. We took pictures of family on the way down because it was so pretty. When it opens up to the beach it is gorgeous.  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing place to stop and just enjoy the absolute wonderful view across the ocean. Also was able to see some boats out on the open water. It is very safe to take kids to this parking area to look over the water. And you are surrounded by lots of wooded area as well. I would recommend this stop to anybody that is traveling. Especially in the evening where you can view sunsets.
  • Beautiful view. We saw whales in migration. Go on a cloudy day with no wind for the best views during migration. On sunny days the blues and greens are breathtaking.
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